Optima Bus Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1976

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 175


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Buyout/​LBO

  • Financing Rounds
  • 3

Optima Bus General Information


Manufacturer and seller of heavy duty transit coaches in the United States. The company sells its products to transit systems. Its products include low-floor buses, high-floor buses, and streetcars.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Chance Coach
Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Other Industries
Other Commercial Products
Corporate Office
  • P.O. Box 19140
  • Wichita, KS 67204
  • United States

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Optima Bus Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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Optima Bus Executive Team (4)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Keith Pfannenstiel Vice President, Engineering
Kevin Crump Vice President, Operations
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Optima Bus Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Optima Bus Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Optima Bus FAQs

  • When was Optima Bus founded?

    Optima Bus was founded in 1976.

  • Where is Optima Bus headquartered?

    Optima Bus is headquartered in Wichita, KS.

  • What is the size of Optima Bus?

    Optima Bus has 175 total employees.

  • What industry is Optima Bus in?

    Optima Bus’s primary industry is Road.

  • Is Optima Bus a private or public company?

    Optima Bus is a Private company.

  • What is the current valuation of Optima Bus?

    The current valuation of Optima Bus is 0000.

  • What is Optima Bus’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Optima Bus is 000000.

  • How much funding has Optima Bus raised over time?

    Optima Bus has raised $37.7M.

  • Who are Optima Bus’s investors?

    American Capital and Chance Industries have invested in Optima Bus.

  • When was Optima Bus acquired?

    Optima Bus was acquired on 21-Aug-2006.

  • Who acquired Optima Bus?

    Optima Bus was acquired by North American Bus Industries.

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